Design Technology

Year 7


  • Learning how to design and plan a project
  • Basic workshop health and safety for practical lessons
  • Safe tools use

Key topics:

  • Design with colour and patterns
  • Safe use of tool and machinery
  • Specification design
  • Quality of finish applied

Year 8


  • Design and plan larger more complex projects
  • Measurement and precision with marking and measuring
  • Quality finish
  • Design 2d to 3d processes

Key topics:

  • Acoustic speaker development
  • Large design plans
  • Accurate use of tools
  • High quality finish

Year 9


  • Developing skills in preparation for KS4
  • Main fundamental of design
  • Presentation of work to high standard
  • Use range of media

Key topics:

  • Independent use of tools and machinery
  • research artists and show understanding of work
  • Advanced practical skills


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